Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, May, 22, 2017.
Troops kill a Palestinian child at a West Bank checkpoint, meanwhile a young man injured as troops attack solidarity protests at the Gaza borders. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Monday evening, Raed Radayda, 15, at the Container military roadblock, near Bethlehem in southern West Bank.
The Israeli army claimed that the child ran towards the soldiers while carrying a knife, and after a short scuffle, the soldiers shot and killed him. The army did not report any injuries among the soldiers.
Palestinian Red Crescent medics rushed to the roadblock, but the soldiers prevented them from approaching the wounded child, who bled to death. His family, in al-‘Obeydiyya town, east of Bethlehem, said they were searching for him after he went missing in the afternoon, until they were officially informed of his death at night.
In other news, Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Monday, eighteen Palestinians, including eight with live rounds, including one who suffered a severe injury, and caused dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, near Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem.
The incident happened after the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at dozens of Palestinians, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees.
A general strike took place on Monday, in all areas of the occupied Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip and the diaspora, in solidarity with the hunger-striking prisoners, who have now entered the 36th day of their hunger strike.
Also on Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded Safa area in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and abducted five young Palestinian men. One Palestinian was abducted in Hebron city.
In Gaza, Israeli Soldiers shot and injured, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Medical sources said the young man, in his twenties, suffered a moderate injury after the soldiers shot him with a live round in his right leg.
The young man was shot by soldiers, stationed across the border fence, after the army started firing at many residents, marching in solidarity with the Palestinian detainees, ongoing with their hunger strike.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, May, 22, 2017, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.